Reported purses range from $6k to 46k at UFC on FUEL 4


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Chris Weidman: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) + $40,000 KOotN bonus = $84,000
Mark Munoz: $42,000

James Te Huna: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) + $40,000 FotN bonus = $68,000
Joey Beltran: $15,000 + $40,000 FotN bonus = $55,000

Aaron Simpson: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Kenny Robertson: $8,000

Francis Carmont: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Karlos Vemola: $14,000

T.J. Dillashaw: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Vaughan Lee: $8,000

Rafael Dos Anjos: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Anthony Njokuani: $14,000

Alex Caceres: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) + $40,000 SotN bonus = $60,000
Damacio Page: $11,000

Chris Cariaso: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Josh Ferguson: $8,000

Andrew Craig: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Rafael Natal: $12,000

Marcelo Guimaraes: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Dan Stittgen: $6,000

Raphael Assuncao: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Issei Tamura: $8,000

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $446,000.

The figures above do not represent an accurate assessment of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion, or even exceed the purse from the fight. Further, the UFC often gives out undisclosed "locker room" bonuses for exceptional performance.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.

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OctagonJitters site profile image  

7/13/12 10:23 AM by OctagonJitters

Hopefully Andrew Craig got some sort of big locker room bonus for his fight. He could have easily gotten Fight Of The Night and/or Knockout Of The Night. As much as I like Te Huna, and as much heart as Beltran showed, that fight was a relatively one sided beatdown and the Craig fight had a lot more back and forth and a pretty stunning comeback in the second round. That would have been my pick for Fight Of The Night.

Sergio88 site profile image  

7/12/12 9:56 PM by Sergio88

My mistake didn't see the (22,000 Win Bonus)  

Sergio88 site profile image  

7/12/12 9:56 PM by Sergio88

Whoops double post.

Shaq Attack site profile image  

7/12/12 9:55 PM by Shaq Attack

weidman making some good cashin like 1 year and a few months in the ufc, hes taking home 2 event bonuses, and took fights on short notice so make even more

da Vinci 81 site profile image  

7/12/12 9:50 PM by da Vinci 81

Weidman's base was 22,000 not 44,0000.

Sergio88 site profile image  

7/12/12 9:43 PM by Sergio88

 Munoz needs to fire his manager a 9 fight UFC Veteran only got $42,000 in base salary compare to Weidman who's only a 4 fight UFC Veteran got 44,000 in base salary.....WOW

slamming site profile image  

7/12/12 9:36 PM by slamming

Nice to see Te Huna making some $$$

MMAxNate site profile image  

7/12/12 9:24 PM by MMAxNate

 Well deserved bonuses all around!